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Bengals Bites (8/26) - New QB in Pittsburgh

The Steelers sign a backup for Ben Roethlisberger. What did we learn about the Bengals on Monday night? The Browns lied to a former player.

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Michael Vick signs with Steelers | Larry Brown Sports
With Brad Gradkowski suffering a hand injury on Sunday that resulted in him needing surgery, the Steelers were in need of quarterback depth. They found help in the form of Michael Vick. Vick has signed a one-year deal with Pittsburgh. While Vick is not the same player he was during his younger days, he still has enough to be effective and that’s what attracted the Steelers to him.

What we learned from Bengals loss at Tampa |
Not much went right for the Cincinnati Bengals in their 25-11 loss at Tampa on Monday.

Why Your Team Sucks 2015: Pittsburgh Steelers
Some people are fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers. But many, many more people are NOT fans of the Pittsburgh Steelers. This 2015 Deadspin NFL team preview is for those in the latter group. Read all the previews so far here.

Peyton Hillis: Browns lied to me, turned the fans against me - Waiting For Next Year
Tuesday marks the release of Madden NFL 16, which always inspires thoughts and writing about the video game’s cover athletes, past, present, and future. Madden has been around in various forms since 1988, and since 2001 the game’s cover has featured a prominent NFL player.1 The New York Giants’ Odell Beckham, Jr. gets the honors this year, continuing a proud legacy of star players like Eddie George, Marshall Faulk, Michael Vick…and Peyton Hillis.

Evan Mathis: "No. 1 priority was playing for contender"
Feeling queasy about having three offensive linemen with zero NFL snaps of experience stacked together, Denver Broncos general manager John Elway decided he needed to insert a veteran. The Broncos reached agreement on a one-year, $2.5 million contract Tuesday with left guard Evan Mathis, an 11-year player coming off two consecutive Pro Bowl berths.

Martellus Bennett: "We Just Sucked. Everybody Sucked. Coaches, Players, Everybody."
Bears tight end Martellus Bennett has never had any compunction about publicly speaking his mind, and today’s beneficiary is Chicago magazine, which dropped a very entertaining profile of Bennett. In a wide-ranging interview conducted in May—when Bennett was holding out from OTA workouts in an attempt to get a richer contract—he speaks about everything from his relationship with his family, how passionate he is about animation, and of course football.

Vick meets with Steelers
Quarterback Michael Vick might not be a free agent much longer.